10 ways to do all that stuff you don’t want to do

Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done.

Why to encourage others to be brilliant

It is a beautiful thing to create, to produce, to go out there in the world and make a contribution. But it is just as important that we teach others to create and produce, that we encourage them…

Practice doesn’t make perfect… but it comes pretty close

A researcher demystifies this game of success, and shows that exceptional performance is not necessarily the direct result of special talent, experience, or sheer luck.

Stop reading. Start doing.

There are a lot of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action. Are you one?

“I don’t know how” is not a valid reason

If you don’t know how, learn how. Use that fancy brain that learned how to walk, talk, and read. It’s still capable of further learning, is it not? Of course it is!

The secret to being incredibly creative

To truly tap into your creative nature, you only have to realize one thing…

The no-excuses guide to getting rid of lousy excuses

Excuses are lies we tell ourselves to avoid dealing with unpleasant truths. But as long as we buy into those excuses, we can never move past them.

How to make your beliefs work for you

None of us make decisions based on reality itself. We make decisions based on our beliefs about reality.

11 ways to connect with the people who make failure impossible

The people around you dictate your success. They can also forecast our failure.

How to take charge of your time with timeboxing

Timeboxing is a simple time management technique you can use to take control of your time.

Creative inspiration: The pulse that beats within us all

The problem isn’t capturing our creativity, as individual inspiration is a steady pulse that beats within us all. The problem is keeping those embers hot once we have them in our grasp.

Don’t just read about it! Do it

Reading teaches us a lot, but it’s in the actual doing of things that we do our real learning.

To ‘think outside the box,’ really think outside the box

Researchers had students think up solutions to problems while acting out various metaphors about creative thinking – and found that the instructions actually worked.

Can you speed it up?

It’s a huge limiting belief to assume that going faster means you’re doing something wrong and creating too much stress.

Happiness first, then everything else

If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness.

Living the prolific life: A how-to guide

The prolific life has been characterized by abundant inventiveness and limitless creativity, and has been enshrouded in a veil of mystery – the sources of artistic inventiveness are too often viewed as out-of-reach for the average person.

Guess what? You are self-employed already

Everyone is essentially self-employed — and that even if you’re an employee, you should think of yourself as the President of your own personal services corporation.

Your personality type influences how much self-control you have

People are better able to exercise self-control when they choose goal-pursuit strategies that fit with their promotion or prevention focus.

Two keys: Impulse and determination

Impulse and determination: Those two are probably the most important keywords of my life.

Mindfulness guide for the super busy: How to live life to the fullest

It seems contradictory to those who are used to sacrificing living for pursuing their goals … but cultivating mindfulness will help you achieve your goals and enjoy life more.